Gold Moves Lower; Microbot Medical Shares Slide

China Green Agriculture, Inc. +1.75%
Fortress Biotech, Inc. -3.31%
FISKER INC. 0.00%
Global Mofy Metaverse Limited +1.06%
Microbot Medical Inc -2.81%

China Green Agriculture, Inc.

CGA

2.91

+1.75%

Fortress Biotech, Inc.

FBIO

1.75

-3.31%

FSR

NaN

Global Mofy Metaverse Limited

GMM

0.89

+1.06%

Microbot Medical Inc

MBOT

0.86

-2.81%

U.S. stocks traded lower toward the end of trading, with the Dow Jones index falling more than 50 points on Friday.

The Dow traded down 0.17% to 37,644.68 while the NASDAQ fell 0.48% to 15,022.70. The S&P 500 also fell, dropping, 0.33% to 4,767.78.

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Leading and Lagging Sectors

 

Consumer staples shares rose by 0.01% on Friday.

In trading on Friday, real estate shares fell by 0.7%.

 

Top Headline

 

The Chicago PMI fell to 46.9 in December from 55.8 in the previous month, and compared to market estimates of 51.

 

Equities Trading UP

 

Fisker Inc. (NYSE:FSR) shares shot up 15% to $1.7349 after the company provided a December 2023 business update.

Shares of China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE:CGA) got a boost, surging 60% to $3.0418. On Dec. 27, China Green Agriculture entered into a stock purchase agreement with Zhibiao Pan for the acquisition of all outstanding stock of Lonestar Dream for a total consideration of $49 million.

Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTNP) shares were also up, gaining 16% to $0.3837. Titan Pharmaceuticals said its Board of Directors has approved a 1-for-20 reverse stock split.

 

Equities Trading DOWN

 

Global Mofy Metaverse Limited (NASDAQ:GMM) shares dropped 51% to $5.50.
Global Mofy Metaverse announced a $10 million follow-on offering.

Shares of Microbot Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:MBOT) were down 20% to $1.65. Microbot Medical announced exercise of outstanding preferred investment options for $2.73 million in gross proceeds priced at-the-market under Nasdaq rules.

Fortress Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIO) was down, falling 21% to $3.08 as the company announced pricing of $11 million registered direct offering priced at-the-market under Nasdaq rules.

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Commodities

 

In commodity news, oil traded up 0.3% to $71.96 while gold traded down 0.5% at $2,074.10.

Silver traded down 0.9% to $24.16 on Friday while copper fell 0.9% to $3.8890.

 

Euro zone

 

European shares were higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 gained 0.20%, London’s FTSE 100 rose 0.14% while Spain’s IBEX 35 Index rose 0.16% The German DAX rose 0.30% French CAC 40 rose 0.11% while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index rose 0.07%.

Spain posted a current account surplus of EUR 3,770 million in October versus a year-ago surplus of EUR 1,228 million. Spain's consumer price inflation eased to 3.1% year-over-year in December from 3.2% in the prior month. The Nationwide House Price Index in the U.K. fell by 1.8% year-over-year in December.

 

Asia Pacific Markets

 

Asian markets closed mixed on Friday, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 falling 0.22%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rising 0.02% and China’s Shanghai Composite Index gaining 0.68%. India’s S&P BSE Sensex, meanwhile, fell 0.23%.

China reported a current account surplus of $62.8 billion in the third quarter, compared to the preliminary estimate of $62.6 billion.

 

Economics

 

The Chicago PMI fell to 46.9 in December from 55.8 in the previous month, and compared to market estimates of 51.

The total number of active U.S. oil and gas rigs climbed by 2 to 622 rigs this week, Baker Hughes Inc reported.

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